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Davis, Robert Con 1948-

Overview
Works: 165 works in 317 publications in 3 languages and 6,510 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3537.T3234, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Con Davis
The grapes of wrath : a collection of critical essays( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a farm family's Depression-era journey from the Dustbowl of Oklahoma to the California migrant labor camps in search of a better life
Contemporary literary criticism : literary and cultural studies by Robert Con Davis( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intertextuality and contemporary American fiction( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fictional father : Lacanian readings of the text by Robert Con Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stressing parallels between textual strategies and the symbolic processes of the human mind, Davis shows how Lacanian theory draws from Freudian thought to reveal the narrative function of the Symbolic Father
Rhetoric and form : deconstruction at Yale by Robert Con Davis( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary literary criticism : modernism through poststructuralism by Robert Con Davis( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism and culture : the role of critique in modern literary theory by Robert Con Davis( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lacan and narration : the psychoanalytic difference in narrative theory( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and Korean and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paternal romance : reading God-the-Father in early Western culture by Robert Con Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Con Davis explored a single, complex topic - the fusion of Western reason with images and various cultural constructions of paternity. The Paternal Romance moves from the Odyssey, the Aeneid, and Hesiod's Theogony through Augustine's De Trinitate. Its final chapter, "Reflections on Post-Paternal Culture," shows how patriarchal discourse remains prominent today, though sometimes in diminished and ironic forms, and how feminist theorists including Helene Cixous and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak have attempted to displace or transcend it."--Book cover
Culture and cognition : the boundaries of literary and scientific inquiry by Ronald Schleifer( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary criticism and theory : the Greeks to the present( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mestizos come home! : making and claiming Mexican American identity by Robert Con Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano has described U.S. and Latin American culture as continually hobbled by amnesia--unable, or unwilling, to remember the influence of mestizos and indigenous populations. In Mestizos Come Home! author Robert Con Davis-Undiano documents the great awakening of Mexican American and Latino culture since the 1960s that has challenged this omission in collective memory. He maps a new awareness of the United States as intrinsically connected to the broader context of the Americas. At once native and new to the American Southwest, Mexican Americans have 'come home' in a profound sense: they have reasserted their right to claim that land and U.S. culture as their own. Mestizos Come Home! explores key areas of change that Mexican Americans have brought to the United States. These areas include the recognition of mestizo identity, especially its historical development across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the re-emergence of indigenous relationships to land; and the promotion of Mesoamerican conceptions of the human body. Clarifying and bridging critical gaps in cultural history, Davis-Undiano considers important artifacts from the past and present, connecting the casta (caste) paintings of eighteenth-century Mexico to modern-day artists including John Valadez, Alma Lopez, and Luis A. Jimenez Jr. He also examines such community celebrations as Day of the Dead, Cinco de Mayo, and lowrider car culture as examples of mestizo influence on mainstream American culture. Woven throughout is the search for meaning and understanding of mestizo identity. A large-scale landmark account of Mexican American culture, Mestizos Come Home! shows that mestizos are essential to U.S. national culture. As an argument for social justice and a renewal of America's democratic ideals, this book marks a historical cultural homecoming"--
The book of archives and other stories from the Mora Valley, New Mexico by A. Gabriel Meléndez( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of forty-two short stories and vignettes that together paint a portrait of the Mora Valley, the real-life northern New Mexico setting for a group of small nuevomexicano villages. The author partially based his text on historical information and the oral tradition of tales about healers, ranch owners, archivists, soldiers, scribes, witches, warlocks, penitentes (lay religious men), priests and others
Twentieth century interpretations of the grapes of wrath : a collection of critical essays( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revenge against time: the father in fiction by Robert Con Davis( )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venice, the tourist maze : a cultural critique of the world's most touristed city by Robert C Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Venice, the Tourist Maze' charts the history of tourism in the most tourist-visited place on the planet, & at the same time offers a critique of the city-as-tourist-destination. The 'maze' is the paradox created when a city becomes a theme park entertaining visitors on an industrial scale
Deconstruction at Yale( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of ideas by David A Kessler( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Kessler justifies his work as the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, especially his moves to regulate and litigate against the tobacco industry
The power of ideas by Calvin J Hobson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oklahoma state senator Cal Hobson discusses the problems with American incarceration policies
The power of ideas by Kevin Bales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kevin Bales discusses the return of slavery to the world
 
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Intertextuality and contemporary American fiction
Alternative Names
Con Davis, Robert 1948-

Davis, Robert C. 1948-

Davis, Robert Con

Davis-Undiano Robert Con 1948-....

Undiano Robert Con Davis- 1948-....

Languages
English (169)

Korean (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
Intertextuality and contemporary American fictionCriticism and culture : the role of critique in modern literary theoryVenice, the tourist maze : a cultural critique of the world's most touristed city